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    Ghana Government 2001

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    SOURCE: 2001 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Republic of Ghana
      conventional short form: Ghana
      former: Gold Coast

      Government type: constitutional democracy

      Capital: Accra

      Administrative divisions: 10 regions; Ashanti, Brong-Ahafo, Central, Eastern, Greater Accra, Northern, Upper East, Upper West, Volta, Western

      Independence: 6 March 1957 (from UK)

      National holiday: Independence Day, 6 March (1957)

      Constitution: new constitution approved 28 April 1992

      Legal system: based on English common law and customary law; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction

      Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President John Agyekum KUFUOR (since 7 January 2001); Vice President Alhaji Aliu MAHAMA (since 7 January 2001); note - the president is both the chief of state and head of government
      head of government: President John Agyekum KUFUOR (since 7 January 2001); Vice President Alhaji Aliu MAHAMA (since 7 January 2001); note - the president is both the chief of state and head of government
      cabinet: Council of Ministers; president nominates members subject to approval by Parliament
      elections: president and vice president elected on the same ticket by popular vote for four-year terms; election last held 7 and 28 December 2000 (next to be held NA December 2004)
      election results: John Agyekum KUFUOR elected president in runoff; percent of vote - John KUFUOR 56.4%, John Atta MILLS 43.6%

      Legislative branch: unicameral Parliament (200 seats; members are elected by direct popular vote to serve four-year terms)
      elections: last held 7 December 2000 (next to be held NA December 2004)
      election results: percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - NPP 100, NDC 92, PNC 3, CPP 1, independents 4

      Judicial branch: Supreme Court

      Political parties and leaders: Every Ghanaian Living Everywhere or EGLE [Owuraku AMOFA, chairman]; National Convention Party or NCP [Sarpong KUMA-KUMA]; National Democratic Congress or NDC [Dr. Huudu YAHAYA, general secretary]; New Patriotic Party or NPP [Samuel Arthur ODOI-SYKES]; People's Convention Party or PCP [P. K. DONKOH-AYIFI, acting chairman]; People's Heritage Party or PHP [Emmanuel Alexander ERSKINE]; People's National Convention or PNC [Edward MAHAMA]

      Political pressure groups and leaders: NA

      International organization participation: ABEDA, ACP, AfDB, C, CCC, ECA, ECOWAS, FAO, G-24, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Inmarsat, Intelsat, Interpol, IOC, IOM (observer), ISO, ITU, MINURSO, NAM, OAS (observer), OAU, OPCW, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNIFIL, UNIKOM, UNITAR, UNMEE, UNMIBH, UNMIK, UNMOP, UNMOT, UNTAET, UNU, UPU, WCL, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTrO

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Kobena KOOMSON
      chancery: 3512 International Drive NW, Washington, DC 20008
      telephone: [1] (202) 686-4520
      FAX: [1] (202) 686-4527
      consulate(s) general: New York

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Kathryn D. ROBINSON
      embassy: Ring Road East, East of Danquah Circle, Accra
      mailing address: P. O. Box 194, Accra
      telephone: [233] (21) 775348
      FAX: [233] (21) 776008

      Flag description: three equal horizontal bands of red (top), yellow, and green with a large black five-pointed star centered in the yellow band; uses the popular pan-African colors of Ethiopia; similar to the flag of Bolivia, which has a coat of arms centered in the yellow band

      NOTE: The information regarding Ghana on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Ghana Government 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Ghana Government 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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